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The Society no longer has its own press, but cooperates with other publishers.

Recent publications supported by the Society are –

Michael Yelton ‘Martin Travers His Life and Work’travers-cover Published by Spire Books 2017 (ISBN 978-1-904965-52-7). Martin Travers, stained glass painter and church furnisher, was born in Margate, Kent, on 19 February 1886. He died on 25 July 1948 in his studio in Colet Gardens, Barons Court, West London. At the time of his unexpected demise he had a well regarded reputation. His life was in fact full of paradoxes and many myths have grown up around him, which closer scrutiny of the available evidence makes clear are almost all unsubstantiated. This book provides an objective and thoroughly researched account of Travers and his output. In the process it establishes Travers as an important designer and architect and as a major contributor to the art and design produced within the Anglo-Catholic Movement in the first half of the twentieth century.

To purchase a copy please contact your local bookshop or order directly from Spire Books, South Barn, Old Standlynch Farm, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3QR Cheques should be made payable to J Elliott for £55.00 including p&p. Telephone enquiries to 01722 711665 and e-mail to jpelliott[AT]btinternet.com.

Robert Gage (Editor) ‘All Manner of Workmanship’. Published by Spire Books 2016.  This is the first scholarly examination of Faith Craft – its work, and also its place in the life of the Church of England through much of the 20th century. Based on the papers given at the Symposium held in 2014 and beautifully illustrated the contributors are Dr Elain Harwood setting the scene with an overview of 20th century church design; Dr James Bettley examining the career of Laurence King, both architect and designer, and one of Faith Craft’s most important executants; Judge Michael Yelton tracing the history of Faith Craft as a company, and showing how it helped present a respectable face of Anglo-Catholicism and Father Stephen Keeble detailing the extensive work of Faith Craft in his own church in North London.

 

To purchase a copy please contact your local bookshop or order directly from Spire Books, South Barn, Old Standlynch Farm, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3QR Cheques should be made payable to J Elliott for £35.95 including p&p. Telephone enquiries to 01722 711665 and e-mail to jpelliott[AT]btinternet.com

Julian W S Litten, The Mystery of the Marquis D’Oisy.  Designer of church furnishings, painted furniture, and ladies’ dresses, he claimed to be a French aristocrat of Brazilian descent, but had a Cockney accent and appeared, as if from nowhere, in North-West Essex in 1917.  (Shaun Tyas in association with The Society of the Faith) 2015.

Margery Roberts, Church Linen, Vestments and Textiles. A Practical Guide to Their Use and Care. With illustrations by Nicholas Elder. (Canterbury Press in association with The Society of the Faith) 2015.

 

 

Robert Reiss, Testing of Vocation: 100 Years of Ministry Selection in the Church of England, London (Church House Publishing in association with The Society of the Faith) 2013.

John Gunstone, Lift High the Cross  London (Canterbury Press in association with The Society of the Faith) 2010 

Dr Paula Gooder, The Meaning is in the Waiting, London (Canterbury Press in association with The Society of the Faith) 2008

Michael Yelton, Anglican Papalism: An Illustrated History 1900-1960, London (Canterbury Press in association with The Society of the Faith) 2005.

The Society has also published a series of Easter and Christmas cards, being reproductions of items issued by the Society in the 1950s.